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Regional development and decentralisation inquiry

Regional Development and Decentralisation Inquiry - join the conversation

September 18, 2017 5:07 PM

The government has agreed to Cathy’s call to set up a national inquiry to investigate and report on best practice approaches to regional development and decentralisation. Join the conversation.

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Join the inquiry conversation - workforce development

September 18, 2017 4:30 PM

My question following the first public hearing of the inquiry into regional development and decentralisation: What has government done well to develop the labour force for the regions, particularly Indi? To communicate the strengths of the regions? What could it do better? Join the conversation on Facebook.

Indi has great examples of workforce development in our TAFEs, universities, NETracks LLEN and NELLEN, and the Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathways Project. 

At the public hearing the Committee heard how:

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Share ideas to influence the future - submissions due 15 September

September 09, 2017 8:00 AM

One week remains for anyone with an idea to influence the future of rural and regional Australia.

From high school kids to business owners, professionals to retirees, people are full of great ideas and solutions for the big issues. Rail, the environment, education, employment, NBN and mobile phones – they get how connected it all is. They know what's good for the community and how to engage with people and local knowledge to come up with effective solutions.
This is a call to all those people. Now’s the time send those ideas to the Parliament’s inquiry into regional development and decentralisation. 

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Regional inquiry issues paper tabled

August 25, 2017 5:06 PM

The Select Committee for the Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation has tabled an issues paper.

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Young people encouraged to have a say in inquiry through #YouthForIndi

August 25, 2017 5:04 PM

Cathy is encouraging young people in Indi to submit their ideas about regional development to the NESAY (North East Support and Action for Youth) #YouthForIndi project. Five submissions from people aged 16-25 will be short-listed for submission to the national Inquiry into Regional Development and Decentralisation. 
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Video - Regional development and decentralisation

August 25, 2017 5:04 PM

About the House have published a video on the inquiry into regional development and decentalisation.

From Cathy - the strength of the regions lies in our connectedness

August 25, 2017 4:58 PM

There is nowhere more innovative or agile than regional Australia. The strength of the regions lies in our connectedness. Our survival depends on building connections. Those living in rural communities know education, health and employment have to be addressed together, not in silos. For a regional policy to have legitimacy it needs the same approach; it must make connections in consultation with the communities it affects.

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